The BIG Read and Art Week 2018

From the 26th February to 2nd March we hosted our annual Big Read! Lots of fun and exciting activities have were planned to promote the enjoyment of reading. This year we also combined it with our termly Art Week linking it to an India theme inspired our focus book , ‘A Little Princess’, by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic

Some highlights coming up …

  • Monday: Our ‘Book Art’ projects got started.
  • Tuesday: M&M Theatre performed a classic of English children’s literature, A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  • Wednesday: is Mystery Books day! Every class received an award winning book all wrapped up and ready to be  unpacked and read in a very special story time.
  • Thursday: To celebrate World Book Day, we will all be coming to school in our pyjamas and settling down to some special story times!
  • Friday: is Display Day – Look out for updated photos and work in our Gallery Corridor. This term’s theme is India inspired by the story A Little Princess.
  • Plus loads more! Read last week’s news for all the info…click here

Competition Time: Write a description of a character from a favourite book. Winners from every year group will chosen by School Council.  Book vouchers for the school Book Fair will be awarded!!!

Extreme Reading Challenge 2018Take a photo of yourself reading in an unusual (but not dangerous!) place! Upload it onto the Treehouse page (#BigReadWeek / Extreme Reading) or share it with your teacher. These people have already taken up the challenge this week …

More photos in our Extreme Reading Gallery 2018

Mr Patel trying hard to read his book during the Y5 Trip to The Unicorn Theatre

Click here to see more photos of Woodcroft pupils and staff reading in unusual places …

Attic Bedroom Reads: Let’s get blogging about our best books. If you could only choose one, which book would you want to read if stuck in an attic bedroom like the Little Princess? Why would you read it? Tell the rest of the school on the TreeHouse  #BigReadWeek/ Attic Bedroom Reads

A Little Princess

On Tuesday morning M&M Theatre performed a wonderful version of a classic from English children’s literature, The Little Princess. Take a look…

Mystery Books

Image result for kate greenaway book awardsClasses had their Mystery Books delivered on Wednesday. Each title was chosen from the The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals shortlist for 2017. These are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as ‘the one they want to win’, the are the gold standard in children’s literature.

World Book ‘Pyjama’ Day

So the fairy cast a spell; and everyone that went to the Woodcroft – pupils, teachers, assistants, secretaries, cooks, coaches and helpers – all fell into a deep sleep, wherever they were at that very moment… for Sleeping Beauties click here

We hope that everyone got involved in our Big Read and Art Week!